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Homelessness Is Not a Predictor of Academic Achievement, but Remains a Risk Factor

Homelessness is not a predictor of student success, but it is one of several risk factors for school achievement, according to Kerri J. Tobin in Urban Education. Tobin used administrative data on…

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Housing Improves Health Outcomes for Older Homeless Adults, but Not Geriatric Conditions

How does access to housing affect the health conditions of older homeless adults? Rebecca Brown and her colleagues examined this question in the American Journal of Public Health, adding to…

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Stabilizing Children: The Intersecting Roles of People, Place, and Housing

by Mary Bogle, senior research associate, Urban Institute
Children typically thrive when they are surrounded by positive and predictable routines, places, and people. Abrupt, involuntary, or…

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Ending Family Homelessness: What Works and What Does It Cost?

by Matt Lawyue
In 2010, the Obama administration laid out bold plans to curb homelessness within the decade. Modified in 2015, the Opening Doors program seeks to end homelessness among veterans in…

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Housing Subsidies Reduce Family Homelessness and Improve Outcomes

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Family Options Study is a multisite randomized controlled trial of interventions for homeless families. The study enrolled 2,282…

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Case Study: Housing and Education in Akron, Ohio

Housing providers and schools can work together to enhance the quality of education opportunities for low-income students and their families. An Urban Institute case study explores this potential in…

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Temporary Financial Assistance Programs Can Curb Homelessness

Temporary financial assistance programs have been a common strategy to avert homelessness, but there had been little evidence to determine their efficacy. Data compiled from the Homeless Prevention…

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Housing Instability Presents Barriers to HIV Treatment

Housing instability and homelessness among those living with HIV creates “a significant barrier to consistent and appropriate HIV medical care, access and adherence to antiretroviral medications,…

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Guidance for Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers

Between 500,000 and 1.7 million youth are homeless each year. Since few communities have conducted a homeless count that specifically focused on youth, the rough estimate suggests a need for…

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Improving Veterans’ Stability, Income, & Employment

As part of the federal initiative to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of…

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